By Tony Ehighiale, Benin City
Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has stated that his government had in the last seven years demonstrated that the state is economically viable.Oshiomhole stated this at rallies of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship campaign train in Ameddokhian, Egbele, Uzea and Ivue, near Uromi, Esan North East Local Government Area on Saturday.
Addressing the people of the areas where campaigns took place, the governor noted that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was never interested in the development of the state when it controlled past governments in the state.
According to him, the PDP made people believe that the state was a pure civil service state, and as such, had no money.
“PDP years of leadership in Edo was a waste. They told us that there is no money in Edo and they failed to build schools, construct roads, build hospitals and they even laid off workers.
“But with our efforts this past seven years, we have shown that Edo is a viable state.
“This is evident in the schools and hospitals we have built, the roads we have constructed, and water we have provided across the state.
“It is for this reason that we are bold to ask for continuity. The continuity I am asking is that the work APC has started must be completed,” he said.
Oshiomhole said his administration’s development strides across the state and Edo Central particularly, surpassed what an indigene of Esan land could not do, even when they held sway as leadership of the PDP at both state and national level.
“Instead of developing this place, they only bring to you, every four years, N2,000 for you to vote for them. They again abandoned you only to resurface four years later for another deceit.
“To me, this is disservice to you. This tells you that they never mean well for you. They only try to buy you to gain power in order for them to enrich themselves,” he said.